Times of Oman
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Four Afghan police killed with 'insider' help
December 27, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Kandahar:Four Afghan policemen were killed and two wounded on Thursday in an insurgent attack assisted by an insider loyal to the Taliban, officials said.

Attackers stormed the police post at Trin Kot, a remote district in the southern province of Uruzgan, before dawn and killed the officers as they slept, police spokesman Farid Ahmad Aiel said.

One policeman who fled with the insurgents was believed to be a Taliban infiltrator who aided the attack, Aiel said.

"He had links with the Taliban and he helped the Taliban to attack the post. He had called them to attack while the other policemen were sleeping," the spokesman said.

Abdullah Hemat, a spokesman for the Uruzgan provincial administration, confirmed the incident and also blamed a Taliban infiltrator. One gunman was wounded during fighting and later arrested, he added.
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